Published Thu, 2011-10-20 12:08; updated 34 weeks ago.
Mentors have such a crucial role in nurse education that they themselves must be reviewed.
To implement the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for learning and assessment in practice, all mentors need to undergo a three-yearly review of their role supporting nurses in clinical placement.
The approach taken within the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital (RJAH) was that triennial reviews would be undertaken by the educational link nurses within their areas, and countersigned by the ward or area manager.
RJAH also provides sign-off mentor meetings so that sign-off mentors can discuss their work and more experienced mentors can offer support to their junior colleagues.
This downloadable resource - triennial mentor review and sign-off mentor support - summarises these processes and provides the contact details for the lead.
Due for review October 2013